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 (stĕp′pâr′ənt, -păr′-)
A person who is not one's biological parent but has married one's parent after one's birth.
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(ˈstɛpˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-)

a stepfather or stepmother.
step′par`ent•ing, n.
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Noun1.stepparent - the spouse of your parent by a subsequent marriage
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
stepfather - the husband of your mother by a subsequent marriage
stepmother - the wife of your father by a subsequent marriage
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The Spanish version of the Stepparent Role Strain Index obtained a good degree of internal consistency (Cronbach's [alpha] = .89).
There were 12.2 million children (representing 17 percent of all children) who lived with a stepparent, stepsibling and/or half sibling.
* the stepparent has interfered with the stepchild's ability to obtain support from his/her natural parent; or
I recommend the book to anyone who wants to better understand and positively influence young men, whether as a father, grandparent, stepparent, mentor, educator, youth leader, older sibling, relative, or whatever.
"nontraditional" households (single-parent adoptions or stepparent households).
(29.) Fine MA et al., A social constructionist multi-method approach to understanding the stepparent role, in: Hetherington EM, ed., Coping with Divorce, Single Parenting, and Remarriage: A Risk and Resiliency Perspective, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999, pp.
A.416 FIELDS Provides an additional personal income tax exemption for an individual taxpayer who provides more than one-half of the support for a parent, stepparent, immediate family member or sibling who is 70 years of age or over and who resides with the taxpayer.
Being a stepparent can be a very challenging, it can also be very rewarding once you all find your feet.
Written by American Association of Christian Counselors member Maxine Marsolini, Raising Children in Blended Families: Helpful Insights, Expert Opinions, and True Stories is a guide especially for Christian parents facing the unique challenges of a blended family and being a stepparent. Presenting testimony both from children affected by divorce or remarriage, and from experts on how best to help children deal with grief or anger, and how to make the adjustments to a new way of living.
Additionally, Hanson, McLanahan, and Thomson (1996) find that while children in two-parent families have higher mean levels of educational attainment and psychological well-being than their counterparts in stepparent and single-parent families, the effects of parental conflict are also more significantly negative for them than for their counterparts.
Each year roughly 500,000 adults become new stepparents. Some 6.4 million children, representing a tenth of the nation's children, live with one stepparent and one birth parent, according to the U.S.